Homes Are Hand-Built, and Mistakes Are Made
A brand-new home doesn’t necessarily mean well built. New doesn’t even guarantee good. People build houses, and not all houses are built to the same standards. When you buy a new construction home without an inspection, you’re placing yourself at the mercy of the people who built it. A new construction inspection allows you to catch construction issues early before they become major problems down the road.
Common Issues for New Construction Houses
While there are countless opportunities for mistakes to occur during construction, several issues pop up more frequently than others.
Here are just a few examples:
- Non-functioning electrical outlets and switches
- Non-functioning or improperly installed appliances
- Improperly installed roofing
- Improper grading (ground slopes toward the home)
- Poor insulation
- Plumbing leaks
- Unsealed windows and doors
How Do These Things Happen?
More often than not, problems with a new construction occur through circumstance or human error rather than malicious intent. Not all builders are equal, with varying levels of experience and professionalism. In addition, problems may occur from rushed work to meet a tight deadline.
Protect Your Investment
It is not uncommon to find minor issues with a newly constructed home. However, occasionally a brand-new home can be an absolute nightmare, despite looking perfectly fine on the surface. Some issues, such as leaks or improper grading, may not become apparent until after the warranty has expired.
New Construction Home Inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul & Surrounding Suburbs
Whole House Observations provides new construction home inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (612) 434-0627 or email us.